• MVP83: Asphalt Anthropology with Beverly Baker
    by Joe Saunders on March 30, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Asphalt Anthropology was developed by urban explorer and self-defense instructor, Beverly Baker. The goal of Asphalt is to provide skills and counter fear so that people can navigate dense, public spaces with more freedom, joy and boldness.   A student and observer of violence dynamics, Beverly […]

  • MVP82: Staying ALIVE with Michael Julian
    by Joe Saunders on March 23, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Michael Julian is the creator the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training Program and CEO/President of MPS Security & Protection, providing corporate executive protection, threat and risk mitigation, and security. Michael is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and Executive […]

  • MVP81: The Approach with Eddie Quinn
    by Joe Saunders on March 17, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Eddie Quinn is a UK-based martial arts instructor across multiple disciplines, but most well known in the Silat, Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai communities as well for his groundbreaking self-protection system, The Apprach. In this interview I chat to Eddie about the near-death experience of […]

  • MVP80: Fight Like Your Grandad - Shanghai School...
    by Joe Saunders on March 10, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Tommy Joe Moore returns to the podcast to talk Fairbairn and Sykes, WW2 combatives, the evolution of western martial arts, and his new book The Shanghai School of Streetfighting. Support our Partners: FujiSports (Americas): www.fujisports.com FujiSports (Australia): […]

  • Lee Morrison Pt 2: Instructor Development and the...
    by Joe Saunders on March 2, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    In part two of my recent interview with Lee Morrison, we talk about his approach to instructor development and his new evolution "the Path to the Peaceful Warrior." *** Grab Joe's book Neon Jungle: A Bouncer's True Tales of Lessons, Laughs and Lacerations at this link: https://geni.us/neonjungle […]

  • Lee Morrison Pt 1: Becoming a Tier 1 Civilian
    by Joe Saunders on February 25, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Lee Morrison is the founder of Urban Combatives, a legend of the self-protection industry, and someone Geoff Thompson refers to as a "self-protection God." Lee returns to the podcast in this multi-part interview. In Part 1 we discuss Lee's Tier 1 Civilian curriculum, preparing for worst-case […]

  • Trauma, Recovery, Revenge? Interview with...
    by Joe Saunders on February 17, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Ellis Amdur has worked in the field of crisis intervention since 1989. He has developed a range of training and consultation services, as well as a unique style of assessment and psychotherapy. These are based on a combination of phenomenological psychology and the underlying philosophical premises […]

  • Scenario Training: Riots, interrogations,...
    by Joe Saunders on February 10, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Duncan Andrews runs arguably the world's finest and most comprehensive scenario-training programmes for self-protection enthusiasts. Everything from live situational awareness training, to combative application, then interrogation for government trained interrogators and a mock trial with a real […]

  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Application with Lawrence...
    by Joe Saunders on February 4, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Lawrence Kane is a prolific martial arts author with 20 books to his credit including titles on how to teach martial arts, how to survive real violence and the finer points of karate. In his most recent book, he has teamed up with Kris Wylder to dissect the classic Art of War by Sun Tzu and provide […]

  • From selling drugs to the Hall of Fame - Willie...
    by Joe Saunders on January 26, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Willie "the Bam" Johnson is a Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame martial artist, a 7th degree black belt in karate and a 5th degree black belt in Wushu Kung Fu. However, his story started very differently. Born in a poor neighbourhood to a disabled mother, Willie spent time between tournaments […]